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An old one from a differnet time.

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by B540glenn, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. B540glenn

    B540glenn Should Be Working Founding Member

    Here are a few example of very old riddles posed in a different time.

    A) A strange thing hangs by man's hip,

    hidden by a garment. It has a hole
    in its head. It is stiff and strong
    and its firm bearing reaps a reward.
    When the retainer hitches his clothing
    high above his knee, he wants the head
    of that hanging thing to find the old hole
    that it, outstretched, has often filled before.

    B) I'm by nature solitary,
    scarred by spear
    and wounded by sword, weary of battle.
    I frequently see the face of war, and fight
    hateful enemies; yet I hold no hope
    of help being brought to me in the battle,
    before I'm eventually done to death.
    In the stronghold of the city sharp-edged swords,
    skillfully forged in the flame by smiths
    bite deeply into me. I can but await
    a more fearsome encounter; it is not for me
    to discover in the city any of those doctors
    who heal grievous wounds with roots and herbs.
    The scars from sword wounds gape wider and wider
    death blows are dealt me by day and by night.

    C) I'm told a certain object grows
    in the corner, rises and expands, throws up
    a crust. A proud wife carried off
    that boneless wonder, the daughter of a king
    covered that swollen thing with a cloth.

  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member


    These are great!
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